A number of prominent social scientists and ESRC grant holders have been honoured in the New Year Honours list. We are pleased to offer our congratulations to everyone honoured.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Professor Paul Cheshire 
Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics
ESRC grant holder
For services to Economics and Housing

Professor Michael Depledge
Chair of Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School
Former ESRC grant holder
For services to the Environment and Human Health

Professor Janice Kay
Provost and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter
Former ESRC grant holder
For services to Higher Education

Professor Jill Pell FRSE
Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health, University of Glasgow
ESRC grant holder
For services to Public Health Research

Professor Carol Smart
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Manchester and lately Co-Director, Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life
Former ESRC grant holder
For services to the Social Sciences

Professor Anita Thapar 
Clinical Professor, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University
ESRC grant holder
For services to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Professor Claire Callender
Professor of Higher Education Policy, Birkbeck University of London and Professor of Higher Education Studies, UCL Institute of Education. 
ESRC grant holder
For services to Education

Professor John Furlong
Emeritus Professor of Education, Oxford University and Expert Initial Teacher Education Adviser for Wales. 
Former ESRC grant holder
For services to Research in Education and Government

Professor Susan Hunston
Professor of English Language, University of Birmingham. 
Former ESRC grant holder
For services to Higher Education and Applied Linguistics, English Language Teaching

Professor John Van Reenen
Economist. 
ESRC grant holder
For services to Economics and Public Policymaking

Professor Teresa Ridge
Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath
Former ESRC grant holder
For services to the Social Sciences

Professor Sally Wheeler
Professor of Law and Head of the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast.
ESRC grant holder
For services to Higher Education in Northern Ireland

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Professor Kevin Bales
Director, Founder and Trustee, Free the Slaves, Antislavery International, Freedom Fund, Walk Free and International Cocoa Initiative. Professor of Contemporary Slavery, University of Nottingham
ESRC grant holder
For services to the global antislavery movement